Grateful Dead Live at Auditorium Theatre on 1977-05-13
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The Music Never Stopped
Ramble On Rose
Brown Eyed Women
New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Looks Like Rain
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Samson And Delilah ->
Estimated Prophet ->
The Other One ->
Stella Blue ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
One More Saturday Night
Digitally remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW nicknamed Bertha, by email@example.com on 10/5/2002.
Post drums / disc 3, which is proported to be PreFM>>DAT, has a PCM gen, and at least one cassette gen.
Post drums / disc 3 was deemphasised prior to processing due to the PCM emphasis, making it a bit more listenable, maybe even enjoyable.
The right channel Dropout on track D3t05 has been crossfaded from the left channel making that section of the track mono. I figured mono was the lesser of two evils.
From Charlie's original text file:
SBD -> Rm -> Dat -> CD -> Sonic Solutions -> CD
(Post Drums - Fp -> Dat -> CD)
The Post Drums Pre-FM recording is degraded and flawed. I doubt that it is a Pre-FM Master Reel recording, but then again, stranger things have happened. The ONLY reason I included it was to circulate the complete show. As for the SBD, David Gans said that the Post-Drums segment was unusable.
- Chicago, IL
- Transferred by
- Jay Ashley
- Auditorium Theatre
I remember as a kid in the 70's when the Dead would come to Chicago and the News would report all these Hippies descending on the town. My Mom and Dad would make sure to keep us kids away from them because they thought being a hippie was contagious. How Ironic that my lil' sister and me grew up to be Dead Heads!
Even more ironic, this weekend in Chicago is the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza and the News is welcoming everyone with open arms. What a change 39 years makes in attitudes!
Subject: A band beyond description...
Subject: Happy Anniversary of a great show
All but the drummers came out on stage as the house lights went down. Donna was dressed in a nurses outfit.
Down the two aisles of the hall came Micky and Billy. shaking hands as they went. Rumor has it that they may have been handing out joints, but I was in the balcony so that could be pure BS.
They made their way on stage and then started pretending to hand out pills and give injections to the rest of the band, before taking to their drum stools and joining the initial space out.
A grand time was had by all in attendance. The poor sound at the end of the tape was NOT heard in the house PA. My understanding is that someone at the mixing station spilled a beverage and it leaked on the connection to the radio feed. The source recording is likely still pre FM (meaning not recorded off the radio), but post that wet connection.
I just love this show, particularly the Brown-Eyed Women, Scarlet Begonias and the Samson & Delilah, but recordings of a good show that you attended always tend to get an extra star.
Subject: Underrated Gem
The band is famous for its connection with the supporters. Even terrible shows I have seen bring back amazing memories. I remember leaving the second to the last show in 95, Soldier Field, and thinking we had a rough night. Not the band, we.
There is a sense of harmonic convergence in psychospheric terms, a big crowd in a small place in my vernacular, I really get from this show. I have had it at every show I have ever been too, but on May 13, 1979 I have a feeling I was home watching Six million Dollar Man.
Great show, great audio.
Set two - some decent opening fireworks give way to what has to be, for me, one of the great highlights of the Spring '77 tour - this Other One! YOWSER, kids...buckle up tight!
I was kind of disappointed to see they released this show officially and managed the GDTRFB problems by just using tracks from other shows that have already been released (June '77, May 28th). Isn't that just a general no-no? Oh well, what we do have sounds lovely. 4 stars for this one due to the board problems, which it looks like will remain indefinitely.
Subject: re: May 1977 box
Subject: May 1977 Box Set Pulled a Fast One
In the May 77 box set (released in 2013) the powers that be pulled a couple of fast ones. Versions of GDTRFB and Saturday Night from some other show(s) were substituted to replace the damaged original tracks in 5/13/77, but no explanation was offered in the liner notes. Also, for some unknown reason a chunk of the instrumental section in FOTD, a segment that sounds perfectly fine on my cassette recording of the WXRT broadcast, was chopped out for no apparent reason.
I for one would have appreciated something in the liner notes acknowledging these changes and offering some justification. After listening to this show with the 2 damaged tracks for 36 years, I know it pretty well. I was ecstatic at the prospect of getting a clean version in the May 77 release. So I was doubly disappointed when the two songs turned out to be impostors.
Subject: First rock concert I ever went to
This was stereo-simulcast by WXRT in Chicago and my sister tape-recorded it off the radio, so we listened to it many times after that. The cassettes I have are missing now and they have WXRT station breaks and commercials in them, so this is better.
I still don't know who Dr. Beechwood and Dr. Schott (?) are. Are they guitars?
Subject: I got some good laughs from this one
The band doesn't reslly seem to find its sea legs until Minglewood. As far as song selection goes, Jerry seemed to pick a lot of his "Down Home" songs, but he all but sleep walks through the first two. Jack-A-Roe, however, shines. I am partial to the slower versions anyway (the 80's-90's version were sped up way too much). The Scarlet/Fire set closer is a nice treat.
The 2nd set is as good as any on the tour, with one possible exception (hint: it's the show that every Deadhead has).
This is a band that took chances and we were forgiving of them when they didn't come out with both guns blazing. This is one such night. But look at me, I am downloading it anyways. I think that you should, too.
4 stars, just to be fair to all of the five star shows on this tour. Emjoy!
Subject: what the?
Subject: Another 77 gem
Subject: Props for Donna Jean...on one song.
This Looks Like Rain is my all-time favorite. The dynamics with her an Bobby is truely lovely.
Go Donna Go!!!
Subject: Jack A Roe
Subject: One of my favorites that gets overlooked
Subject: Donna-Good or Bad
I saw some shows with Donna when I first started seeing the Dead live and I thought she was terrible. But that doesn't mean others didn't like her. Just don't try to tell me that she was great becasue I'll never think she was.
Finally, just because the music was good doesn't mean anything. She played no instrument and only occasionally sang, so a show could be good or bad and she would have had very little to do with the final outcome. Sunrise and her screaming on Playin' In The Band were the two worst offenses in my book.
Subject: Still great after all these years!
Subject: More Donna Bashing
Subject: Fire better than 5/8?
Subject: This is a fine show...
But this excellent show is surely eclipsed by quite a few others from this period, both in the music and sound quality. (94 pts)
Subject: hey now
Subject: A Most Definitive Fire on the Mountain
First ever Jack A Roe is an out of box perfect reading.
LLR will curl your battons so be well prepared.
Phil hits 8 on the Richter Scale.
The Scarlet is clearly red but Fire bleeds the intellect of a Jerome Connected man!
Samson on is a purified extension of the all consuming Fire and on it goes, and you run smack into a tree burning up in your arms as you carry you discard.
Stella...oh...Stella Blue...carry me through! Carry me through a self sacrifice I hang.
The entire show it atop non-stop masterpiece.
Be a show dat dont get da ink! but Make U think.
rating: 20 stars
Subject: First Jack A Roe OMG!
Music through Devil, very nice. El Paso we find Bob stepping up the energy, he enjoys this song.
Bobs on fire with outstanding rhythm as the GD machine blisters a polished first of seven total Jack A Roe played on the 77 tour.
LLR is the speed bump in the road.
Scarlet has the level up again, Donna adds some nice work as the drummers and Phil take us to Fire. In a tin can, one of our drummers? Is it working ?? On Fire, by the time we get to first verse it blends a bit. All good. The band Jams out on a killer first set.
Subject: Good, but not to the last drop